If you and your buddies can't get enough of stock car racing, you should know how to host a great NASCAR party. Maybe you follow the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) results religiously and you've even been to several races in person. While you'd love to make it out to every single race, that's just not a possibility for you. Fortunately, you can follow your sport on television. Sometimes you can even watch a whole race broadcast on T.V. Why not take a lesson from football fans and turn your next televised race into a party? Invite your friends over to your place to chow down and hang on to the edges of their seats as their favorite drivers battle it out on screen.
Order the race on Pay-Per-View if it is available. Sometimes NASCAR races are broadcast on regular networks like FOX or TNT. Regular networks are famous for showing tons of commercials during races. To eager race fans, it can seem like you have to sit through ten minutes of commercials for every five minutes of racing you see. This can be pretty tedious and irritating, especially if you consider that most races last between three and a half to five hours. Race fans have become so fed up with these ridiculous advertisement breaks that recently TNT Sports introduced "Wide Open" coverage, which supposedly has fewer commercials. If you're a hardcore race fan and you have the option, it is definitely worth the expense to get the event on Pay-Per-View so it will be totally commercial free.
An at-home race party is more fun if you have a great entertainment center. The race will look much cooler if you have a huge, flat screen, high definition television. You'll also need some big comfortable sofas and arm chairs for your friends to sit in and a coffee table to hold your snacks. Not everybody has a great entertainment center, but these days a lot of people do. If you don't have the best viewing situation at your place but one of your friends has a great setup, see if he is willing to collaborate on your NASCAR party. For example, if he is willing to host, you could bring all of the food or pay for the Pay-Per-View. Obviously, it is pretty rude to randomly ask someone if you can throw a party at his house, so save this idea for your very closest friends and people you are sure would be interested.
Besides the means to watch the race, the most important factor contributing to your NASCAR party's success is going to be the food and drinks. You definitely need to stock up on plenty of beer. Have it ready in ice cold coolers near your sofa so that people don't have to keep getting up to get refills. You'll also want to serve lots of food that can be eaten by hand, since everyone will be sitting on the couch holding his plate. Make up a platter of potato skins, onion rings, chicken strips and maybe order a few pizzas to keep your guests happy.